Oregon OSHA –  Final Temporary Rules

Multiple Compliance Deadlines for 2020

 

On November 6th, Oregon OSHA issued final temporary rules related to COVID-19. The rules take effect on November 16th, 2020 and will remain in effect until May 4th 2021, unless revised or repealed before. There multiple action items for employers to complete to reach compliance.  Most of the compliance deadlines occur before the end of the year.

 

Purchase the recorded webinar and template package here.

 

Each employer will need to do, at minimum, the following:

#1 Complete an Exposure Risk Assessment no later than December 7th, 2020

  • This plan must include employee feedback.
  • For employers with 10 or more employees the plan must be in writing.
  • If the employer has multiple facilities or sites, a plan must be developed for each facility or site.

Exposure Risk Assessment template

 

#2 Complete an Infection Control Plan no later than December 7th, 2020

  • This plan must also include employee feedback.
  • For employers with 10 or more employees the plan must be in writing.
  • If the employer has multiple facilities or sites, a plan must be developed for each facility or site.

Infection Control Plan template

Infection Control Plan, Exceptional Risk template

 

#3 Inform and train all employees  about certain aspects of the new rules no later than December 21st, 2020

  • This training will need to include components of your Exposure Risk Assessment and Infection Control Plans.
  • OPTIONS: You can send the training link to all your employees and manage the completeness in-house; OR, you can add the HRA Facilitation to your package purchase and we will collect employee emails from you, send the training link, send 2 reminder emails, and send a final report to the purchaser. We will need a copy of your Exposure Risk Assessment and Infection Control Plan to facilitate the training on your behalf.

General Workplace Employee Training Package

 

There are additional requirements for building operators and organization considered to be at Exceptional Risk.  Exceptional Risk organizations include those with job duties directly related to direct patient care; environmental decontamination services in a healthcare setting; aerosol-generating healthcare or postmortem procedures; direct client service in residential care or assisted living facilities; emergency first responder activities; personal care activities that involve very close contact with an individual, such as toileting or bathing; or handling, packaging, cleaning, processing, or transporting human remains or human tissue specimens or laboratory cultures collected from an individual known or suspected to be infected with COVID-19.

 

HR Answers is here to help in several ways:

  • We have developed templates for completing the Exposure Risk Assessment and Infection Control Plans.
  • We have developed web-based training to cover the requirements in the finalized temporary rules. (templates are included in the training purchase)
  • We have developed web-based training that can be purchased by your organization and provided to each of your employees, with an opportunity for feedback that will meet the requirements of the rules.  Your organization will need to complete both the Exposure Risk Assessment and Infection Control Plan prior to delivering this training to your employees. If you would like HRA to facilitate the training to all your employees, please select to add the item to your cart when purchasing. (templates are included in the training purchase)

 

Webinars on the New Rules

Thursday December 3rd, 9:00am – 10:30am

Recorded Webinar and Template Package

More webinar dates will be added when current dates are near capacity.

 

Purchase Training for Your Employees

COVID-OSHA Employee Training Package

If you have additional questions about the new Oregon OSHA rules, please call us at 503-885-9815 and press option 1 to be connected with a consultant.